For many singles and even some couples , self-isolation has meant abstaining from sex , whether they've been practicing physical distancing for safety reasons or just not feeling very sexual—which is completely okay! But after a while of no intimacy, it's easy to wonder Is not having sex healthy? And will our vaginas change from abstaining for a long time? You might be familiar with myths such as vaginas "close up" if we stop having sex , but we connected with sex experts to find out exactly if certain myths are true.
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Did your sex education include anything about masturbation? Ours neither! First things first: there is absolutely nothing shameful about masturbation! Not in the slightest. It is perfectly normal and healthy.
What Happens to Your Vagina When You Don't Have Sex for a While
Knowledge is power, especially when it comes to vaginas. So we put together a bunch of totally true facts about vaginas and vulvas to help you navigate the labyrinth of lies and appreciate your body in all its glory. The vagina is a 3- to 6-inch-long muscular canal that runs from the cervix , the lower part of the uterus , to the outside of the body. The vulva is all the outer stuff — including the labia, urethra, clitoris, and vaginal opening.
Please note: This information was current at the time of publication. But medical information is always changing, and some information given here may be out of date. For regularly updated information on a variety of health topics, please visit familydoctor. See related article on female sexual dysfunction.